Women’s Health Live Festival

October was the start of my return to gym! The long time wasted gym membership debit orders that go off on the 1st of each month, into the gym abyss, has come to an end! Let me back track a little … towards the end of 2015, I needed an operation which, after 3 weeks out of hospital, led to a blood clot, which led to a pulmonary embolism in my lungs, which almost killed me. It took about 2 years to feel like my usual self, although my left leg and foot will never be the same again. Hence, I did not feel healthy enough to venture into a gym. Thank the powers that be, that now I can at least walk on a treadmill for 30 minutes at a brisk level 5! Slowly but surely, I am getting there, literally one step at a time.

Since I am finally on a path to fitness, I am delighted to tell you that on the 10th and 11th of November 2018, Women’s Health (WH) magazine are launching the first ever Women’s Health Live Festival – a weekend of wellness.

It will be held at The Wanderers Sports Club in Johannesburg. Think of it as a Coachella of Wellness – three stages (entitled Trends, Fitness and Inspiration) supported by amazing speakers, fascinating panel conversations and interviews led by the WH editors chatting to cover stars, celebrities, fit family, social influencers and experts who will be sharing stories, experiences, expertise and knowledge.

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Medi-Sculpt Aesthetics Day with Dr Anushka Reddy

Dr Anushka Reddy (left) with Actress Jay Anstey

In an era of Instagram and now IGTV, where everyone has the opportunity to have their own personal “channel” to broadcast whatever they want, living your best life (thanks for the payoff line Oprah!) also means having to look your best. And sometimes that means having “work done” but you don’t need to “go under the knife” for many treatments these days.

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A Night at the Palace – The Palace of the Lost City – Hotel Review

My first experience of the Sun City resort was back in 1989. I was 15 years old, it was the first time I had ever gone anywhere on holiday and it my first time on a plane. I had the opportunity to see the resort many times since then, but I’ve never stayed at The Palace of the Lost City (the most expensive hotel within the Sun City Resort) until last month, when I was invited to enjoy #ANightAtThePalace.

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Studio MoMa Beauty Salon Review

It’s not everyday that an independent nail bar / beauty salon opens up, especially when it opens in a location that is not a mall or shopping centre. But this is the case with the newly opened luxury beauty salon called Studio MoMa. It is situated in the BDO Building in Parktown, Johannesburg. I was treated to a manicure and a chance to see what else the nail bar, soon to be full salon, had up its sleeve.

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adidas launches UltraBoost X

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For the past year, I’ve taken up sports walking (I’m still getting to the running part). This was after an awful 2016, which involved multiple stints in hospital following a blood clot which went to my lungs, becoming a pulmonary embolism. I now have to wear a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) sock daily on my left leg, for the rest of my life!

Anyway, my doctor says that walking is a good way to circulate blood to my legs, hence the daily walking, where I wear my adidas running shoes.

Recently, adidas Running introduced the latest version of its iconic UltraBOOST shoe at the home of adidas Runners, Runbase in Johannesburg.

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Ponds Institute pop-up experience at Sandton City

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Pond’s Perfect Colour Complex Brand Ambassador Ayanda Thabethe

I grew up knowing Pond’s because my grandmother used Pond’s Vanishing Cream everyday, so I was keen to learn more about the brand’s history when I was invited to the opening of the Pond’s Institute pop-up experience at Sandton City as well as the launch of their revolutionary New Pond’s Pimple Clear.

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The Old Mutual Music Run

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Get ready to rock, Joburg – The Music Run™ by Old Mutual, the ultimate 5km running and music festival, is bringing the beat to Riversand Farm Village on Saturday 4 February 2017.

Johannesburg is one of over 15 cities across three continents that will be introduced in 2017 to The Music Run™, one of the fastest growing fun run events of its kind worldwide.

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Rush Trampoline Park Opens in Greenstone Shopping Centre

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Local extreme sports company Rush, recently opened its much anticipated jumping park, a 2,260 square metre cutting edge entertainment and sports centre, in Greenstone Shopping Centre, Edenvale, Johannesburg.

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Healing Earth Review

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I was fortunate to be sent a selection of four Healing Earth products from their Pinotage range, to review recently. I’ve been using these products for the past few weeks and here are my thoughts.

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Reviv Wellness Spa Launches in South Africa

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Chef Benny Masekwameng and I

I recently had the opportunity to attend the launch of the Reviv Wellness Spa in Johannesburg. This is a spa with a twist…at first I thought is was the usual run of the mill type of spa, with manicures and pedicures, but it is actually what is also known as a “Drip Bar” because you get your boosters via IV infusions or injections, if preferred.

I have no fear of needles, but this was not the case for some of the media and bloggers who attended, but don’t worry, as a tiny prick is all that is standing in the way of feeling revived and rejuvenated.

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